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three kinds of mantras [IW]

three kinds of mantras. Gnostic mantras rigs sngags vidyamantra - dharani mantras gzung sngags and secret mantras gsang sngags or guhyamantra. Gnostic mantras are the essence of skillful means, dharanis are the essence of discriminative awareness, and secret mantras are the non- dual pristine cognition [RY]

three kinds of mantras [Gnostic mantras rigs sngags]] vidya^mantra - dha^rani^ mantras gzung sngags or dha^rani^ and secret mantras gsang sngags or guhyamantra The dgongs pa grub pa'i rgyud says, "One should know that all mantras are divided into three classes, gnostic mantras which are the essence of skillful means, dha^rani^s which are the essence of discriminative awareness, and secret mantras which are the non- dual pristine cognition" Thus dha^rani^s originate from the teachings of the Transcendent perfection of discriminative awareness, gnostic mantras from the kriya^tantra and secret mantras from the maha^yoga, anuyoga and atiyoga [gd] yid mtshan rtog las skyob pa'i sngags te, dbye na, thabs kyi ngo bo rig sngags dang, shes rab kyi ngo bo gzungs sngags dang, gnyis med ye shes kyi ngo bo gsang sngags te gsum] [IW]